The warning, from Kevin McCarthy, the leader of the House of Representatives Republicans, is the first indication of the difficulties awaiting Kyiv if congressional support to fund its defense declines, so far largely consensual.
I think we will end up in a recession and not write Ukraine a blank check. It is not possibleMcCarthy told political news site Punchbowl News.
In the event that the Republicans win a majority of parliamentary seats, this Californian team hopes to oust Democrat Nancy Pelosi at the head of the House of Representatives, which makes him the third person in the US state after President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
McCarthy said he hoped Democratic voters in November would be punished for neglecting US national priorities, such as immigration.
” Ukraine is important, but at the same time it cannot be the only thing they do and it cannot be a blank check. »
Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Joe Biden’s government has released $17.6 billion in military aid to Ukraine, with bipartisan approval in Congress, despite the protest of some right-wing Republican aides.
For some analysts, Mr. McCarthy’s remarks represent a concession made by the right-wing party, which needs to be elected speaker of the House.
For others, the Republican leader is thus seeking to mobilize the party’s isolationist base, which risks an abstention in the November elections.
Not an ATM
The Democratic spending spree never stops. Biden needs to understand that we are the United States, not an ATMrecently tweeted by far-right-elect Lauren Poubert.
Almost all Republican lawmakers voted in September against the massive $12.3 billion investment bill, including three billion in military aid to Ukraine in the form of weapons and various supplies and the payment of salaries to Ukrainian soldiers. However, the law was passed with the support of all Democrats.
Democrats sharply criticized McCarthy’s comments.
Cutting aid to Ukraine amid Europe’s worst war since World War II shows just how incompetent McCarthy is in the House of RepresentativesBen Rhodes, former foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama, tweeted.